It's been quite a while since I've played along with the Less is More challenge. Oh, I've made some cards for the challenge quite a few times....just never got them posted! The challenge this week is Anything Goes in honor of Chrissie's birthday. Happy, Happy birthday, Chrissie!
There's a few cards I've finished recently that will work perfectly for this challenge.
This first card I was practicing with doing inset words in a card. My choice of die for this first card was probably not that good...it was a little difficult to piece back together. Once I finished it though, I was pleased with how it turned out. I added the "birthday" with heat embossing in black. The stars were from a set from Clearly Besotted and were stamped in blue, then coated with some glitter from a Wink of Stella pen. The word "happy" is also in blue...even though it looks black on here! I adhered the pieced panel to a piece of dark blue card stock and popped it on a card base.
This second card was basically the same procedures, except the letters for this "happy" are individual letters and I ended up not getting the letters completely straight...but it works! I cut the letters from the card base and then cut them again from a piece of shiny card stock from an old tissue box. The "birthday" was stamped in black. The stars were outline stars that I stamped in black, and then put some gold Wink of Stella inside the stars. Rounded the corners with a corner chomper. Since there wasn't a front panel for the die cut, I simple put a single piece of card stock inside the front cover to cover up the cut out word.
I think this card is my favorite of the three. I love these poppy stamps from Penny Black (they also have a matching die). I found it very difficult to stamp and then cut out...missed the lines completely! Then I tried cutting the image with the die first before stamping...then I couldn't get it on the die straight! I finally got close enough to make me happy! Is there a trick to this that I don't know about? A thinking of you cards works for a birthday too...don't you think?
That's it for me today...see you soon (I hope!)
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